Meet the 2020 Candidates for SWCD Board

This year, the Goodhue Soil & Water Conservation District has three Supervisor positions up for election.  SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election which will take place on November 3, 2020.


Candidates are elected countywide, but must reside in one of the nomination districts up for election.  The nominating districts and candidates running for election to the Goodhue SWCD Board this year include:

  • Jeffery Beckman, running for District 3 (Townships of Cannon Falls, Leon, Stanton, Warsaw)

                                       Residence Address: 35028 30th Ave Dennison, MN 55018    Phone Number: 507-298-0191

  • Edward McNamara, running for District 4 (Townships of Belle Creek, Featherstone, Red Wing, Vasa, Welch)

                                       Residence Address: 37299 171st Ave Goodhue, MN 55027    Phone Number: 651-923-4777

  • Christopher Hinck, running for District 5 (Townships of Belvidere, Florence, Goodhue, Hay Creek, Wacouta)

                                       Residence Address: 32001 340th St Lake City, MN 55041    Phone Number: 651-380-1752

SWCDs are special-purpose units of government that manage and direct natural resource management programs at the local level.  Districts work in both urban and rural settings to carry out a program for the conservation, use, and development of soil, water, and related resources.  SWCD Supervisors serve four-year terms and meet monthly, discussing the business of the SWCD, distributing state grant allocations to landowners, setting conservation priorities, and coordinating conservation efforts with other local units of government and state agencies.  SWCD Supervisors are not paid a salary; however, they do receive compensation for attending meetings and are reimbursed for expenses.